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William Everett "Bill" Bassett

Male 1925 - 2007  (81 years)


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  • Name William Everett "Bill" Bassett 
    Born 5 Oct 1925  Cromwell, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 89EC40FED6B1BE4B84DBBBA8AB6E603BB934 
    Died 15 May 2007  Norman, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 May 2007  Cummings Cemetery, Maud, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Sunday, August 22, 1943, An ALL-OUT Family
      Only Mother is On Job at Home

      MAUD, Aug. 21 - (Special) 'Way back in the good old days when membership in the national guard meant an occasional encampment and a lot of fancy drilling in uniform H.E. Bassett, a rural mail carrier joined the organization at Wewoka. He considered that just another branch of service.
      Then when the 45th was called out and sent to Fort Sill, his wife took over the duties of carrying the U.S. mail, not neglecting the training of the three children of the home. In the past three years service as mail carrier, she has lost only one day.
      But when the nation went to actual war, Sgt. H.E. Bassett was given a commission as a lieutenant and eventually sent to Newfoundland where he still serves.
      In the meantime daughter Nellie May Bassett, married Melvin Clelland, and both volunteered for service. She is with the U.S. engineers in Canada, and Pvt. Clelland is somewhere in England.
      Then Richard C. Bassett, 20, went into service, and now is a private at March Field, Calif. Not to be outdone, the youngest son, William E. Bassett, 17, joined the navy, and is now in the south Pacific, thus completing the 100 percent service for the Bassett family.
      (Article includes pictures of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Bassett, Richard C. Bassett, William E. Bassett, Melvin Clelland, and Nellie May Clelland).

      William Everett Bassett, 81
      October 5, 1925 - May 15, 2007

      Maud resident William "Bill" Bassett passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 81. He was born on October 5, 1925 in Cromwell, Oklahoma to Harold Elmer and Hazel (Bridgeman) Bassett.

      He married Tawana Lee (Bussey) Bassett on October 30, 1945 in Maud, Oklahoma. He retired twenty years ago from Buck Exploration where he was in the oilfield.

      Bassett served in the United States Navy receiving the "Victory Medal", "American Campaign Medal", "Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal" with 5 stars, serving during WWII.

      His parents, one sister, and one grandchild, Clinton Bassett precede him in death.

      He is survived by his wife, Tawana Bassett of the home.

      One son and daughter-in-law; Robert W. Bassett and his wife Carolyn of Maud, Oklahoma and two daughters and sons-in-law; Mary L. Byrd and husband Walter of Poetry, Texas and Linda Johnson and husband Donnie of Vici, Oklahoma, one brother, Richard Bassett of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Eight grandchildren: Alan Bassett, Mark Estes, David Estes, Kerta Thrower, Michael Emmerick, Trena Hopson, Larrianne Bishop, and Clynt Johnson. Fifteen great grandchildren also survive him.

      Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

      Funeral Information: May 17, 2007, 2:00 pm
      Graveside Service: Burial at Cummings Cemetery, Maud, Oklahoma.
      Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home Maud, Oklahoma.
    Person ID I71  24B Isaac Bassett of Newton County, Indiana
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2013 

    Father Harold Elmer Bassett,   b. 4 Apr 1892, Morroco, Beaver Township, Newton Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1974, Maud, Seminole Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Hazel Viola Bridgeman,   b. 18 Jul 1899, Morroco, Beaver Township, Newton Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1990  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1918  Kentland, Newton Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart